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Chinook choppers arrive in India, to be deployed in Chandigarh, Jorhat

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The first batch of four arrived in the country and are to be deployed on both and borders where they would be used for rapid troop and equipment deployment on the frontiers.

The first batch of four of these tandem-rotor planes were offloaded at the to be deployed in Chandigarh, Defence officials said.

The multirole choppers are likely to be inducted into the by late February or early March.

Though the choppers were being negotiated for by the for a long time, the final clearance was given by the Prime Minister Cabinet Committee on Security.

"The (I) will be ferried to Chandigarh, where it will be formally inducted in the Indian later this year," said in a release.

The (I) is an advanced multi-mission helicopter that will provide the Indian armed forces with unmatched strategic airlift capability across the full spectrum of combat and humanitarian missions. The Indian currently has 15 on order.

The ahead-of-schedule arrival of the validates Boeing's commitment to delivering on its promise of modernising India's defense forces, the firm said. Through its current partnerships with and Indian Navy, has ensured a high rate of mission readiness and increased operational capabilities, it added.

has strengthened its with over 160 partners in India, and a JV to manufacture fuselages for Annual sourcing from stands at USD 1 billion. It currently employs 2200 people in India, and more than 7000 people work with its partners.

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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 17:41 IST